EVENT: Inaugural Law vs. Antisemitism Conference (virtual; March 14-15, 2022)

Jonah Rank's picture

The following information has been copied and pasted from https://mckinneylaw.iu.edu/events/current.html?eid=854

 

 

Monday, March 14, 2022 - Tuesday, March 15, 2022

Special Event
Law vs. Antisemitism: Inaugural Conference

CLE: 6.0 (IN PERSON ONLY) HOURS

Time: See schedule
Location: Wynne Courtroom and atrium, Inlow Hall, 530 W. New York Street, Indianapolis, IN
Contact: Katherine Lundblade at kathlund@iu.edu or 317-274-1913

 

SPEAKERS' MATERIALS UPLOAD

REGISTRATION:

Continental breakfast and box lunch included for all in-person attendees.

*PLEASE NOTE SOME CONTENT WILL ONLY BE AVAILABLE ONLINE. ALL INDIANA CLE CREDIT WILL ONLY BE AVAILABLE FOR IN PERSON ATTENDANCE (IN PERSON SESSIONS WILL ALSO BE AVAILABLE ONLINE BUT NOT FOR CLE CREDIT).

EVENT DESCRIPTION:

Antisemitism is more than a hatred and a practice -- it's legal phenomenon. Join legal scholars and experts at the Law vs. Antisemitism Inaugural Conference as they discuss how law has been used both to perpetrate and to combat antisemitism, historically and today.   US law in particular has been used to fight antisemitism through the constitutional separation of church and state, anti-discrimination laws, and “hate crimes” laws, among other means.  Despite these laws, there has been a recent resurgence in anti-Jewish violence and antisemitism more generally, ranging from online hate speech to cemetery desecration to attacks on synagogues.  What does this tell us about the efficacy of law in combating antisemitism?

The Conference will be held at IU Robert H. McKinney School of Law on March 14-15, 2022, and will be broadcast live online.  It will consist of the panels and speakers listed below.  It is hosted by IU McKinney and the Indiana Journal of Law and Social Equality.  The Conference conveners are Robert Katz, IU McKinney Professor of Law and John S. Grimes Fellow and Prof. Diane Klein, Visiting Professor of Law (remote), Southern University Law Center. The Conference is presented by the Law vs. Antisemitism Project, a nonprofit organization founded by Professors Katz and Klein.

The Conference is sponsored by the Indiana State Bar Association, the Indianapolis Bar Association, and the IUPUI Jewish Faculty and Staff Council. Additional support is provided by Cohen & Malad, LLP, Hoover Hull Turner LLP, Ice Miller LLP, the Indianapolis Jewish Community Relations Council, Katz Korin Cunningham PC, Kosene & Kosene Development Co., Mitchell Dick McNelis LLC,  and the Academic Engagement Network (AEN). Breakfast and lunch provided by Bagel Fair and Shapiro's Delicatessen.

The conference program includes the following sessions (as of February 16, 2022):

PRELIMINARY/DRAFT AGENDA (subject to change):

MONDAY, MARCH 14, 2022
IN PERSON SCHEDULE WITH CLE – IU Robert H. McKinney School of Law
Wynne Courtroom, Inlow Hall

VIRTUAL OPTION: Monday's in-person content is also available virtually, but not for CLE credit
*Note all times are Eastern Daylight Savings Time
Participants in virtual events must register to receive access

8:00 - 8:45amRegistration/Breakfast
Continental Breakfast donated by Bagel Fair
8:45 - 9:05amWELCOME REMARKS:
IUPUI, Robert H. McKinney School of Law, and Bar Associations

Zoom Registration  
9:05 - 10:05am
(M-1P)
PLENARY SESSION 1 – What is Antisemitism?
Zoom Registration  
  • Introduction by Diane Klein, Visiting Professor of Law (Remote), Southern University Law Center
  • Derek Penslar, “What is antisemitism? Comparing the IHRA, Nexus, and Jerusalem Declaration Definitions”, William Lee Frost Professor of Jewish History, Harvard University
10:05 - 10:15amMorning Break
10:15 - 11:15am
(M-2A)
Fighting Antisemitism: The View from Indiana & The Midwest
Zoom Room A Registration  
11:15am - 12:00pmLUNCH Break
Lunch donated by Shapiro's Delicatessen
12:00pm - 1:00pmPLENARY SESSION 2- Antisemitism: A View From The Bench
Zoom Registration  
  • The Hon. Randall Shepard, Chief Justice (ret.), Indiana Supreme Court, “Using State Law and State Constitutions to Fight Antisemitism”
  • Introduction by Hon. Ezra Friedlander, Senior Judge, Indiana Court of Appeals
  • Moderator: Robert Katz (IU McKinney School of Law)
1:00 - 1:15pm1st Afternoon Break
1:15 - 2:15pm
(M-4A)
Post-Holocaust Litigation and Reparations
Zoom Room A Registration  
2:15 - 2:30pm2nd Afternoon Break
2:30 - 3:30pm
(M-5A)
Jews in American Courts in the Late 19th/Early 20th Century
Zoom Room A Registration  
  • Moderator: Robert Katz (IU McKinney School of Law)
  • Britt Tevis, “The Ubiquitous Jewish Shyster and the Myth of Disproportionality" (IU Bloomington)
  • Mia Brett, “‘The Oath of a Jew’: Anti-Jewish Bigotry and Stereotypes in Criminal Courtrooms in the United States” (independent scholar)
  • David Schraub, Epistemic Antisemitism” (Lewis & Clark School of Law)
3:30 - 3:45pmFinal Afternoon Break
3:45 - 4:45pm
(M-6A)
Hate Speech and Its Regulation Under the 1st Amendment
Zoom Room A Registration  
  • Moderator: Robert Katz IU McKinney School of Law)
  • Discussant: Kenneth L. Marcus (Louis D. Brandeis Center for Human Rights Under Law)
  • Michael Conklin, “The Overlooked Benefits of Allowing ‘Hate Speech’: A Case Study” (Angelo State University, Texas)
  • Steven Resnicoff, “Regulating Harmful Speech: Revising Brandenburg For the 21st Century” (DePaul University School of Law)

MONDAY, MARCH 14, 2022
VIRTUAL WEBINAR SCHEDULE WITH NO CLE – IU Robert H. McKinney School of Law
*Note all times are Eastern Daylight Savings Time
Participants in virtual events must register to receive access

8:45 - 9:05amWELCOME REMARKS:
IUPUI, Robert H. McKinney School of Law, and Bar Associations

Zoom Registration  
9:05 - 10:05am
(M-1P)
PLENARY SESSION 1 – What is Antisemitism?
Zoom Registration  
  • Moderator: Diane Klein, Visiting Professor of Law (Remote), Southern University Law Center
  • Derek Penslar, “What is antisemitism? Comparing the IHRA, Nexus, and Jerusalem Declaration Definitions” (Harvard University)
10:05 - 10:15amMorning Break
10:15 - 11:15am
(M-2B)
Jews and the Legal Profession in Europe Before WWII
Zoom Room B Registration  
  • Moderator: Eli Wald (University of Denver, Strum College of Law)
  • Barbara Lorenz, “Between Austria and the United States: The Life of Marianne Beth (1890-1984), the First Female Austrian Lawyer” (University of Graz (Austria))
  • Péter Buchmüller, “The Social and Intellectual History of the Hungarian Far-Right Association of Lawyers” (Central European University (Austria))
11:15am - 12:00pmLUNCH Break
12:00pm - 1:00pm
(M-3P)
PLENARY SESSION 2- Antisemitism: A View From The Bench
Zoom Registration  
  • The Hon. Randall Shepard, Chief Justice (ret.), Indiana Supreme Court “Using State Law and State Constitutions to Fight Antisemitism”
  • Introduced by Hon. Ezra Friedlander, Senior Judge, Indiana Court of Appeals
1:00 - 1:15pm1st Afternoon Break
1:15 - 2:15pm
(M-4B)
International Boycotts of Israel
Zoom Room B Registration  
  • Moderator: Miriam Elman (Syracuse University and the Academic Engagement Network)
  • Bashar Malkawi, “The League of Arab States Trade Boycott of Israel: Impractical and Unjust” (University of Arizona, James E. Rogers College of Law)
  • Batsheva Neuer, “Is Israel A Superpower?” (Hebrew University of Jerusalem)
  • Monika Polzin, “Wine and Prejudice: The Psagot Case” (Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien (Austria))
2:15 - 2:30pm2nd Afternoon Break
2:30 - 3:30pm
(M-5B)
Author Meets Reader:
Zoom Room B Registration
Jared Goldstein, Real Americans (2021)
 
3:30 - 3:45pmFinal Afternoon Break
3:45 - 4:45pm
(M-6B)
Hate Speech and Its Regulation Under the 1st Amendment
Zoom Room B Registration  
  • Moderator: Diane Klein, Visiting Professor of Law (Remote), Southern University Law Center
  • Eli Wald, “Jewish Lawyers and the Fight Against Antisemitism” (University of Denver School of Law)
  • Steve Ross, “The War Against Hate: American Resistance to White Supremacy After 1945” (University of Southern California)

TUESDAY, MARCH 15, 2022
LAW vs. ANTISEMITISM VIRTUAL WEBINAR
IU Robert H. McKinney School of Law
*Note all times are Eastern Daylight Savings Time
Participants in virtual events must register to receive access

9:00 - 9:50amT-1A: Jews and Adoption Law
Zoom Room A Registration  
  • Moderator: Robert Katz (IU McKinney School of Law)
  • Elizabeth Katz, “Religion and Child Welfare Placements” (Washington University St. Louis School of Law)
  • Diane Kunz, “Adopting While Jewish: Discrimination Against U.S. Jewish Potential Adoptive Parents, 1945-2016” (Duke University Center for Adoption Policy)
T-1B: Protecting Jews Under UK Civil Rights Law
Zoom Room B Registration  
  • Moderator: David Fraser (University of Nottingham, UK)
  • Lesley Klaff, “The Legal Construction of Jewish Identity as a ‘Protected Characteristic’ in Section 26 Equality Act 2010 (UK)” (Sheffield Hallam (UK)
  • Clément Labi, “Are Jews Protected as an ‘Ethnic,’ A ‘Religious’ or an ‘Ethnoreligious’ Group in the Eyes of UK Civil Rights Law?” (University of Luxembourg)
9:50 - 10:00amBreak 
10:00 - 11:00amT-2A: German Law, Then and Now
Zoom Room A Registration  
  • Moderator: Jennifer Thuma (State of Indiana DLGF)
  • Reut Yael Paz, “Friedrich Carl von Savigny (1779–1861)” (Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen (Germany))
  • David Patterson, “Legalizing Murder: Antisemitism, the Holocaust, and Nazi Notions of Law” (University of Texas at Dallas)
  • Shawn Boyne, “‘Stumbling Over the Past’: What Lessons does the Re-Birth of Anti-Semitism in Germany hold for the U.S.?” (Iowa State University)
T-2B: Looking (Too) Jewish: Antisemitism and Visual Representations of Jewish Identity
Zoom Room B Registration  
  • Moderator: Diane Klein (Southern University Law Center)
  • Jonah Rank, “In Fashions & Out Fashions: Jewish Textual and Communal Responses to the Illegalization of Appearing Jewish” (Education Director at Kehilat HaNahar, Pennsylvania)
  • Michael Zanger-Tishler, Ph.D. candidate, “Which Jews Can Be ‘Unknown’ in Their Jewishness? Expectations and Experiences of Antisemitism” (Harvard University)
11:00 - 11:10amBreak 
11:10am - 12:40pmT-3A: Antisemitism on College Campuses: Legal and Non-Legal Interventions
Zoom Room A Registration  
  • Moderator: Shawn Boyne
  • Miriam F. Elman, “BDS as a Threat to Academic Freedom and Campus Free Speech in the U.S.” (Syracuse University and the Academic Engagement Network)
  • Daniel Gordon, “Academic Freedom and the Limits of Law in Combating Antisemitism on Campus” (University of Massachusetts Amherst)
  • Mattie Harris, “Experimental Estimates of the Impacts of a Study Abroad Program to Israel on Perceptions and Knowledge of Antisemitism” (University of Arkansas)
  • Ethan Katz, “Antisemitism in Our Midst: Past and Present” (University of California Berkeley)
  • Kenneth L. Marcus, “The Federal Government’s Role in Combating Antisemitism on Campus” (Louis D. Brandeis Center for Human Rights Under Law)
T-3B: Anti-Zionism and Antisemitism
Zoom Room B Registration  
  • Moderator: Derek Penslar (Harvard University)
  • Assaf Derri, “Combating Anti-Semitism Through Improved Understanding of the Law of Self-Determination” (College of Management Academic Studies, Rishon Lezion Israel)
  • Mark Goldfeder, “Antisemitism and Anti-Zionism” (American Center for Law and Justice)
  • Kenneth Stern, “Anti-Zionism, Antisemitism, and the Fallacy of Bright Lines” (Bard College)
  • Russell Shalev, “Anti-Zionism and Critical Race Theory” (Kohelet Policy Forum, Israel)
  • Lothar Zechlin, “Anti-Semitism and Criticism of Israel. A Sensitive Distinction in the Light of German and International Jurisprudence” (Universität Duisburg Essen (Germany))
  • Stephen Zunes, “Anti-Semitism and the Palestine Solidarity Movement: What’s Real, What’s Not, and Why It Matters” (University of San Francisco)
12:40 - 1:40pmLUNCH Break 
1:40 - 2:50pmT-4A: Antisemitism and the First Amendment Religion Clauses: Theory and Practice
Zoom Room A Registration  
  • Moderator: Andy Klein (IUPUI Interim Chancellor, IU McKinney School of Law)
  • Stephen Feldman, “A Brief History of Changing Conservative (Judicial) Politics, and the Transformation of Supreme Court Religious Freedom Cases” (University of Wyoming College of Law)
  • Robert Katz, "The Cincinnati Bible War of 1869 and the Origins of the Separationist Creed" (IU McKinney School of Law)
  • Yitzhak Mor, “Catholic Neo-Conservative Criticism of the Jewish ‘Separationist Faith’: Antisemitism and the First Amendment to the Constitution” (Hebrew University of Jerusalem)
T-4B: No Space for Jews [Jews and Public Accommodations/Zoning Law]
Zoom Room B Registration  
  • Moderator: Diane Klein (Southern University Law Center)
  • Britt Tevis, “Reincorporating American Jews into Public Accommodations Scholarship” (IU Bloomington)
  • Michael Lewyn, “Avoiding Zoning Conflicts Through ‘Smart Growth’ Strategies For Haredim” (Touro Law Center)
  • Alan Weinstein, “The Use of Zoning and Land-Use Law by and against Jewish Communities, The Regulation of Physical Space for Jews in America” (Cleveland Marshall College of Law, Cleveland State University (emeritus))
2:50 - 3:00pmBreak 
3:00 - 4:20pmT-5A: Using Law Against Antisemitic Speech
Zoom Room A Registration  
T-5B: Critical Race Theory (CRT), Jews, and Antisemitism
Zoom Room B Registration  
  • Moderator: Diane Klein (Southern University Law Center)
  • Jonathan Judaken, “Is Anti-Semitism Racism?” (Rhodes College)
  • Daniel Rubin, “HebCrit: A New Dimension of Critical Race Theory” (University of California Riverside (Extension))
  • David Schraub, “White Jews: An Intersectional Approach” (Lewis & Clark School of Law)
4:20 - 4:30pmBreak 
4:30 - 5:45pmT-6P: PLENARY SESSION 3: Blind Justice in the Golden Land & CLOSING REMARKS
Zoom Registration